The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad continued general debate on budget proposals for the fiscal year 2017-18 on the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday.

Taking part in the debate, the Education Minister Barrister Iftikhar Gilani says thirteen thousands teaches in schools and one thousand five hundred lectures would be recruited in colleges to overcome shortage of faculty members in education institutions across the state.

He informed the house an MoU would be signed with Turkish Government for training of teachers. 6 thousand teachers have already been trained in collaboration with British Council.

He said a new subject covering some basics of Quran and Sunnah will be introduced in schools to guide children in line with teachings of Islam.

Members from government benches including Dr. Mustafa Bashir, Wiqar Ahmad Noor, Sardar Farooq Ahmad Tahir, Ch Muhammad Ishaq and Naureen Arif while taking part in the discussion termed the budget balanced and deployment oriented.

They thanked Prime Minister Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for taking personal interest in development of Azad Kashmir and doubling its development outlay.

The house will now again meet at 10:00 am tomorrow.

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